North America

Avon results continue to be hit by a strong US dollar

Avon results continue to be hit by a strong US dollar

By Simon Pitman

Avon Products revealed that revenues for the current quarter slipped by 17% as the company continues to do battle in the face of a strong US dollar that is impacting its international business.

Global beauty market for allantoin set to grow

Global beauty market for allantoin set to grow

By Deanna Utroske

Last year, cosmetics industry applications of allantoin constituted nearly 34% of the global market for the ingredient, and demand for personal care products with the keratolytic will help keep the market growing though 2022, according to Grand View Research.

'Twas the year for skin care, but not for sun care

'Twas the year for skin care, but not for sun care

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

As the Holiday season is upon us and we wave goodbye to another year (where did the time go?!) it is time to reflect on what happened in the industry and pick out the success stories and the underperformers.

Green labelling to be on the agenda at Organic Monitor Masterclass

Green labelling to be on the agenda at Organic Monitor Masterclass

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Organic Monitor aims to encourage green labels and certification schemes in North America with its next Masterclass, giving an update on green standards, market developments, and addressing the technical issues associated with developing natural and organic...

Avon turnaround on track as company posts Q3 profit

Avon turnaround on track as company posts Q3 profit

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Avon Products has made progress in its turnaround bid by posting third quarter net income attributable to the company of $91.4 million, versus a loss of $5.5 million a year earlier.

Avon turnaround is ‘taking longer than anticipated’

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Avon turnaround is ‘taking longer than anticipated’

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Avon Products admits that the company’s turnaround is taking longer than expected due to a difficult financial climate and tough markets, after announcing profits shrank in its second quarter.

Evonik’s US sets sights on men’s grooming market

Evonik’s US sets sights on men’s grooming market

By Simon Pitman

Evonik’s VP of personal care in North America explains how the ingredients player is planning to capitalize on the growing opportunities in the region’s men’s grooming market by developing a deeper understanding of what male consumers are looking for.

Digital gives boost to beauty sales

Digital gives boost to beauty sales

By Katie Nichol

E-commerce has emerged as a strong driving force in the beauty sector according to L2ThinkTank.com. The New York-based agency highlights that while growth in the beauty sector was predicted to stand at 6% in 2013, e-commerce was forecast to witness an...

Pressure increases for Avon in on-going bribery investigation

Pressure increases for Avon in on-going bribery investigation

By Michelle Yeomans

The global cosmetics firm is concerned that its business could be affected by the Securities and Exchange Commission's recent proposal of a much larger penalty to settle bribery allegations than it had initially expected.

Unilever sees sales slow but insists form is temporary

Unilever sees sales slow but insists form is temporary

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods firm Unilever has seen its sales growth slow due to currency weakness in emerging markets, but insists that this is only a temporary issue and that things will pick up again.

Scent and skin care post double digit gains for Symrise

Scent and skin care post double digit gains for Symrise

By Simon Pitman

Germany-based fragrance and ingredients provider Symrise has posted big sales in its scent and skin care division on the back of gains in cosmetics ingredients, as well as oral care and fine fragrances.

Kimberly-Clark results held back by European business

Kimberly-Clark results held back by European business

By Simon Pitman

Kimberly-Clark has announced steady group sales, with gains in the North American and International business divisions negated by currency exchange rates and the restructuring of its European business.

Heads are now turning to Asia for cosmetics innovation

Heads are now turning to Asia for cosmetics innovation

By Simon Pitman

As economic growth in Asia-Pacific gives many countries in the region new-found wealth, this is translating into a plethora of increasingly sophisticated products that are turning the heads of international industry professionals.

Cosmoprof North America 2012, in pictures...

Cosmoprof North America 2012, in pictures...

By Simon Pitman

We bring you all the news from the Cosmoprof North America 2012 show, in Las Vegas. This gallery of photos depicts some of the highlights of the event, which included an emerging beauty products show case, an innovation pavilion, a selection of country...

Beraca business director Filipe Sabará

Beraca eyes big growth in the North America market

By Simon Pitman

Beraca business director Filipe Sabará tells Cosmetics Design that he is expecting the company’s newly formed US subsidiary will help grow the business in the North American market at an even faster pace.

Cosmetics Design's Senior Editor, Simon Pitman

CosmeticsDesign.com USA comes to North America

By Andrew McDougall

CosmeticsDesign.com USA senior editor Simon Pitman has been shipped off to the United States to focus on the site’s content. We caught up with him at the newly established New York office to find out what it is all about.

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